"The long and winding road ... leads me ... ?"
Arrived a half hour after appointed check-in time. Room not ready. Offered a tray of tea, for two, in a shabby chic Morning Room with holes in the chair upholstery. Shown to our double room, "Edda", in an annexe across a courtyard. No cover when wet, we discovered on the way to breakfast next morning. Room spacious, but furnished in a gloomy mix of reds and browns with no matching furniture and no settee. Again, shabby chic, with creaking wardrobe doors, cramped wardrobe access beside the bed, a hideous crushed velvet maroon bed cover that had seen better days, a Fifties occasional table and what looked like an IKEA desk. Bathroom large but with mustard-coloured brick-pattern tiles. Lavatory overlooked with no frosted glass, requiring drawn blinds and the lights on even in daylight - so much for Eco-friendliness. Dinner food - good quality but over-priced set menu left us £100 down after a modest meal and two glasses of the cheaper wine. Similar fare at a nearby country house hotel (The Conrah) saved us over £40 the next evening - recommended and booked by the Nanteos staff, to be fair. Breakfast, in the ancient kitchen, was spoiled by the noisy clatter of chairs on stone floors and the badly stained cream-coloured seat-pads. Food was no better than standard fare for the "full English" (Welsh), breakfast, but the portions were small. Some of the more exotic egg dishes were a welcome offering and well presented. Our newspaper failed to appear on day one.Staff were charming
Traveller from Liverpool, UK